When Sterling was born I couldn’t imagine putting a one-sized diaper on him. Mainly because of his umbilical cord and his super skinny legs.
But as soon as I cut off that horribly big umbilical clamp, I just had to try a Soft Bums PerfectFit on him. Sarah’s brilliant toggle design enables me to tighten the legs while simultaneously shortening the rise for a perfect fit even on an 8lb infant.
I had my doubts about any one-sized diaper fitting a tiny newborn – I did try on a Goodmama, Patooshie Pants nighttime fitted and bumGenius Organics AIO to find they were way too bulky for my preference. But the Soft Bums is not bulky. I use one of the long snap-ins and fold it in the front for Sterling.
More often with a newborn though at a diaper change you’ll find that the cover has gotten soiled. This doesn’t happen every time because of the wide insert but with newborn poop they can all the sudden produce a large amount! I mainly use fitteds and covers with Sterling so it is a nice break to use a Soft Bums. If I use a PerfectFit for overnight I add one of the doublers. As he gets older I’ll let you know how they perform for heavier wetters.
I have found that life with 4 kids leaves me with a lot less time. This blog post took 2 days to write! Every time I get started with a task someone needs a diaper change, a bottom wiped, or Sterling needs to be nursed.
I have had quite a nice break from diaper laundry thanks to my awesome husband! But he has let me know that he’s ready to hand the reins back over to me lol.
Oh, and I’m easily using the same Soft Bums cloth diapers on both Sterling and Paisley. Paisley is very thick in the waist so she is pushing the limits but theyll last through her potty training.
Sarah has informed me that she is working on a snap version along with some fantastic new prints and fabrics!